Lots of reasons, but one key is that the Cardinals don't make "dumb penalties."
BSU is the least penalized team in the country, averaging less three than penalties per game.
The second-least penalized team? Penn State with 3.2 flags per game.
According to BSU's center, "It shows we're focused and concentrating."
It also demonstrates how disciplined coach Brady Hoke's team is. Says Coach Hoke:
"When you play smart and you don't have the bad penalties - jumping offsides, motion, formation penalties, those pre-snap penalties - I think that's a big part of [success]."